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Brewed by Erdinger Weissbräu
Style: German Hefeweizen
Erding, Germany
Serve in Weizen

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RATINGS: 2034   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Premium Weissbier at the top of its class. Not only in the context of the Erdinger assortment Erdinger Weissbier with fine yeast applies undisputed as the classical authors, as the white beer absolutely. It is brewed with fine yeast after a delivered prescription and naturally strictly after the Bavarian purity requirement. Today still without the traditional bottle fermentation one does not do here: Three to four weeks it lasts, until the Erdinger Weissbier with fine yeast matured. For the production only finest raw materials are used. Experience of many years and constant quality controls guarantee beyond that the unmistakable taste. A Weissbier for all, those the unforgettable good taste love.


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3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
strafefire (8) - - FEB 1, 2013
As far as introductions to beer styles go, the first time I became officially aware of the existence of wheat beer was during a field trip to Antwerp, specifically visiting an Argentinian steakhouse in the city. Being first year geography students who had been on a coach driving from Bangor in North Wales to Antwerp all day, we were hungry, shy, self conscious and, perhaps unsurprisingly ready for beer. Hoegaarden is personally responsible for a drunken 3am phone call to my dear mum from one of my friends, demanding that I personally come too reception and open the front door. Woops, wrong number... Fast forward two weeks from this incident, and after a week of drinking the white nectar by the firkin, I discover that exists several variants of wheat beer, including a large supply of German examples of hefenweizen in the nearby tesco’s. Erdinger holds pride of place as the first example of German wheat beer I ever tried, and frankly have never looked back since. Pouring a beautiful off cream approaching a slightly golden hue, Erdinger produces a mighty head which shakes hands with the nostrils on first sip, and absolutely sticks around fr the party. Banana bread, slight hint of cloves, and a subtle but wonderful waft of sweet weetabix, Erdinger is not particularly forthcoming in its nasal charms (not exactly surprising given the fifteen foot of mousse floating on top), however the taste buds start atinglin’ once the volatiles finally punch through. In the tasting, again the suggestion of cloves banana bread comes through, backed by a ever so slightly citric acidity and a rich, malty sweetness similar to Horlicks. It is a flavour profile I can only describe as the equivalent to a beer version of a cup of Ovaltine, giving a rich satisfying feeling of well being, while at the same time extremely thirst quenching. Essentially a smile in a pint glass. On the palette, Erdinger has just the right balance between creamy richness and fizzy refreshment to give that fabulous thirst quenching characteristic wheat beers pull off with such ease and grace. One word to the wise however, the slice of orange is not particularly recommended in weizens...the Belgian examples might have adjuncts that work well with the citrus, but the Teutonic example works best alone. Happy sipping!


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
como (173) - POLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Butelka 08.2015. Piana śnieżnobiała, bardzo wysoka, sprężysta, bardzo trwała. Kolor słomkowy, jak na pszeniczniaka klarowne (brak osadu w butelce). Aromat nie powalający - minimalny goździk i minimalny aldehyd. Smak wodnisty, niczym się nie wyróżniający. Goryczki praktycznie brak. Wysycenie wysokie.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boxereddy (53) - BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2014
Licht troebelig met mooie schuimkraag. Bananen in de neus, licht bitterig met korte afdronk. Het echte Weissenbier!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Daanminator (152) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2014
Mooi goud bier met een flinke kop witte schuim erop. Wat tonen van banaan en wat pikants zoals peper misschien. Smaakt prima.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillWyce (734) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Pours hazy golden color with a creamy, 3-finger white head. Lemony aroma mixed with notes of grass and black pepper. Some banana-like esters as well. Body is light and mildly oily. Light astringency to the finish. Taste matches the aroma- lemon, with notes of banana and grass. Some yeast shows at the back.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
metalspice (107) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2014
Tåkete lyst oransj med høyt hvitt skum som forsvinner fort. Gjær og mandarin i duften. Smaken er flyktig med hint av gress og frukt. Fint tilpasset kullsyre. Husker denne som bedre.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SznycelWagen (3) - POLAND - NOV 12, 2014 does not count
Green apple aroma, something like pickled cabbage, cant call this but it has very nice aroma. Gold, hazy and sparkling a little. Low head but it comprises fine bubbles. No bitter, light sweet and sour. Medium body, thin texture, a little fizzy, astringent long watery finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChewyBeer (53) - SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 11, 2014
Pours golden yet hazy as expected for a Hefe. Bread nose. Light to medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. Hints of wheat, Clove and Banana. Easy drinking

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 11, 2014
Tra le weiss è sicuramente una delle migliori. di buon colore, ottima schiuma, è molto beverina ma non troppo acidula

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MojKufelekPL (195) - Wrocław, POLAND - NOV 10, 2014
Jasne, lekko metne piwo o obfitej pianie. W aromacie wyra?nie bananowe. W smaku zbo?owe, wytrawne.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beeebon (215) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
I haven’t had this for years so thought I would pick up a bottle again. Very hazy light orange in colour, initkially with large head which pretty much vanishes. Aroma is bread, wheat, hint of banana and cloves with a touch of citrus like fruit. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter, rather bland in all honesty. Carbonation is noticable although a little watery. Drinkable for sure but nothing to get overly excited about.


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